http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Business Trends: Crude-to-chemicals—An opportunity or threat? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-crude-to-chemicals-an-opportunity-or-threat For most oil refiners and chemical producers, the need to improve margins and remain competitive has never been greater. Editorial Comment: Exchanging ideas through collaborative environments https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/editorial-comment-exchanging-ideas-through-collaborative-environments What is the best way to exchange ideas? Are produced water emissions factors accurate? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/water-management/are-produced-water-emissions-factors-accurate Rules of thumb are often required to estimate hydrocarbon emissions from produced water storage tanks due to a lack of sampling or inadequacies of sample analysis—the “1% rule” being the most common. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> Awards https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Automatic gauging addresses tank farm challenges https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/automatic-gauging-addresses-tank-farm-challenges Tank farms are often found on the premises of large refineries and petrochemical plants, or nearby. Modified shed decks tackle crude tower fouling problems https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/special-focus-refining-technology/modified-shed-decks-tackle-crude-tower-fouling-problems Many tray designs have been complicated by the hunt for the “perfect distillation tray” design. Executive Viewpoint: Now and into the future: Challenges and solutions for the global processing industries https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/executive-viewpoint-now-and-into-the-future-challenges-and-solutions-for-the-global-processing-industries Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with senior-level executives of Merichem Company, Cyndie Fredrick (CF) and Kathy Young (KY), Senior Vice Presidents and General Managers of Merichem’s two business units, to discuss the state of the downstream industry, where it is heading in the future and how their company is helping operators meet their sustainability goals. Editorial Comment: A shift in capital? Petrochemical projects take lead in active project market share https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/editorial-comment-a-shift-in-capital-petrochemical-projects-take-lead-in-active-project-market-share In mid-June, I joined Thad Pittman, Senior Research Analyst, Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, to provide Hydrocarbon Processing subscribers with a global analysis on the downstream processing industry’s capital projects landscape. Projects as programs: A vision for long-term project success https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/projects-as-programs-a-vision-for-long-term-project-success Process industries across the globe grapple with producing dozens or even hundreds of different products. Address measurement uncertainty in pipelines and storage https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/special-focus-valves-pumps-and-turbomachinery/address-measurement-uncertainty-in-pipelines-and-storage How would you measure the volume of a can of soup? The height should work, but what about diameter? Or, you can possibly just trust what the manufacturer has told you on the label.